Highlights from Session IV with Cindy
Every athlete had the opportunity to work with Cindy on the field, participate in a Q&A session, and receive an autograph and photo.
Cindy Parlow Cone is a World Cup Champion (1999), two-time gold medalist (1996 & 2004), an accomplished coach, and the first female president of the United States Soccer Federation. Parlow Cone’s playing career spanned nine years with the U.S. Women’s National Team (1996-2004). She ranks among the U.S. Women’s National Team’s all-time leading scorers with 75 goals and 35 assists in 158 career appearances.
Parlow Cone was the head coach of the Portland Thorns FC in its inaugural 2013 season and coached her team to the first National Women’s Soccer League championship. From 2007-2012, she was an assistant coach for the University of North Carolina’s women’s soccer program. A native of Memphis, Tenn., Parlow Cone also spent six years (2007 – 2012) as the director of coaching for senior girls programs (U-15 to U-18) at Triangle United Soccer Association in Chapel Hill, N.C. She has been a member of the U.S. U-14 and U-15 Girls National Team coaching staff and holds a USSF “A” License.
Parlow was a founding member of the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA), helping her Atlanta Beat team reach the playoffs in each of the league’s three seasons (2001–2003). Parlow Cone played college soccer at the University of North Carolina, where she was a four-time All-American and a member of three NCAA Championship teams. She twice won the Hermann Trophy as an outstanding female collegiate soccer player (1997 & 1998) and was named ACC Female Athlete of the Year in 1999. In 2018, she was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Currently, Cindy serves as President of the United States Soccer Federation.
She was a BSA Visiting Pro in 2015.